Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

EL 286 - Battery Energy Storage

Credit Hours: 3

Battery storage course introduces battery fundamentals such as capacity, SOC, DOD, charge/discharge, life-cycle, and temperature dependence.  It also introduces students to various types of batteries, battery construction, battery characteristics, electrical performance, maintenance, and safety.  Battery charging/discharging addresses charge controller types, charging stages, load control, and termination points for overcharge/over-discharge protection. Battery storage applications in photovoltaic systems are introduced.  Photovoltaic applications include PV system types, load analysis, solar resource analysis, battery bank design, battery-based inverters, and electrical integration.  An overview of other energy storage technologies and the role of battery storage in this landscape is given.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:


  • demonstrate understanding of the battery storage fundamentals and operation principles of  various types of batteries; 
  • describe the operation of control systems for safe battery charging and discharging; 
  • design battery storage system for photovoltaic systems; and 
  • interpret documents, including technical specifications, wiring diagrams, and equipment/device specifications. 

Prerequisites: EL 230, MT 125
F/S (N)